Singles, sized up
Survey reveals 2017’s outlook for love, from tech trends to dating don’ts
Yep, it’s that lovey-dovey time of year again. Come Tuesday (Valentine’s Day), restaurant reservation books will be overflowing, florists will be so over red roses and jewelers will be looking forward to a break. But what if you’re single? Match.com recently released the results of its annual Singles in America survey, revealing the habits and desires of the untethered. Here are some of the findings:
• 64 percent of singles hope to pick up a date at a bar, while 42 percent are looking for love while working out.
• Men are three times more likely than women to try to turn a one-night stand into a relationship.
• 58 percent of respondents say complaining on Facebook is a turnoff.
• 12 percent of single men want to date only casually.
• Millenials are 48 percent more likely than other age groups to have had hooked up before their first date.
• 53 percent of women have received a “dick pic.” Interestingly, 49 percent of them didn’t request it.